Citações Samuel Beckett

„I do not feel like spending the rest of my life writing books that no one will read. It is not as though I wanted to write them.“

—  Samuel Beckett

The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1929–1940 (2009), p. 362
Contexto: I think the next little bit of excitement is flying. I hope I am not too old to take it up seriously, nor too stupid about machines to qualify as a commercial pilot. I do not feel like spending the rest of my life writing books that no one will read. It is not as though I wanted to write them.

„What makes me weep so? From time to time. There is nothing saddening here.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro The Unnamable

The Unnamable (1954)
Contexto: The tears stream down my cheeks from my unblinking eyes. What makes me weep so? From time to time. There is nothing saddening here. Perhaps it is liquefied brain.

„Saying is inventing. Wrong, very rightly wrong.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Molloy

Molloy (1951)
Contexto: And truly it little matters what I say, this or that or any other thing. Saying is inventing. Wrong, very rightly wrong. You invent nothing, you think you are inventing, you think you are escaping, and all you do is stammer out your lesson, the remnants of a pensum one day got by heart and long forgotten, life without tears, as it is wept.

„I am such a good man, at bottom, such a good man, how is it that nobody ever noticed it?“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Malone Dies

Malone Dies (1951)
Contexto: Or I might be able to catch one, a little girl for example, and half strangle her, three quarters, until she promises to give me my stick, give me soup, empty my pots, kiss me, fondle me, smile to me, give me my hat, stay with me, follow the hearse weeping into her handkerchief, that would be nice. I am such a good man, at bottom, such a good man, how is it that nobody ever noticed it?

„I did my best to go in a circle, hoping in this way to go in a straight line.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Molloy

Molloy (1951)
Contexto: Having heard, or more probably read somewhere, in the days when I thought I would be well advised to educate myself, or amuse myself, or stupefy myself, or kill time, that when a man in a forest thinks he is going forward in a straight line, in reality he is going in a circle, I did my best to go in a circle, hoping in this way to go in a straight line. For I stopped being half-witted and became sly, whenever I took the trouble … and if I did not go in a rigorously straight line, with my system of going in a circle, at least I did not go in a circle, and that was something.

„Let me cry out then, it's said to be good for you. Yes let me cry out, this time, then another time perhaps, then perhaps a last time.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Molloy

Molloy (1951)
Contexto: To decompose is to live too, I know, I know, don't torment me, but one sometimes forgets. And of that life too I shall tell you perhaps one day, the day I know that when I thought I knew I was merely existing and that passion without form or stations will have devoured me down to the rotting flesh itself and that when I know that I know nothing, am only crying out as I have always cried out, more or less piercingly, more or less openly. Let me cry out then, it's said to be good for you. Yes let me cry out, this time, then another time perhaps, then perhaps a last time.

„Nothing is more real than nothing.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Malone Dies

Malone Dies (1951)
Contexto: Nothing is more real than nothing. <!-- p, 16

„Personally of course I regret everything.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Watt

Part I, p. 37
Watt (1943)
Contexto: Personally of course I regret everything. Not a word, not a deed, not a thought, not a need, not a grief, not a joy, not a girl, not a boy, not a doubt, not a trust, not a scorn, not a lust, not a hope, not a fear, not a smile, not a tear, not a name, not a face, no time, no place, that I do not regret, exceedingly. An ordure, from beginning to end.

„What I assert, deny, question, in the present, I still can.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Molloy

Molloy (1951)
Contexto: What I assert, deny, question, in the present, I still can. But mostly I shall use the various tenses of the past. For mostly I do not know, it is perhaps no longer so, it is too soon to know, I simply do not know, perhaps shall never know.

„Some of this rubbish has come in handy on occasions, I don’t deny it, on occasions which would never have arisen if they had left me in peace. I use it still, to scratch my arse with.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro The Unnamable

The Unnamable (1954)
Contexto: What they were most determined for me to swallow was my fellow creatures. In this they were without mercy. I remember little or nothing of these lectures. I cannot have understood a great deal. But I seem to have retained certain descriptions, in spite of myself. They gave me courses on love, on intelligence, most precious, most precious. They also taught me to count, and even to reason. Some of this rubbish has come in handy on occasions, I don’t deny it, on occasions which would never have arisen if they had left me in peace. I use it still, to scratch my arse with.

„Strictly speaking I wasn’t there. Strictly speaking I believe I’ve never been anywhere.“

—  Samuel Beckett

The End (1946)
Contexto: Normally I didn’t see a great deal. I didn’t hear a great deal either. I didn’t pay attention. Strictly speaking I wasn’t there. Strictly speaking I believe I’ve never been anywhere.

„I played the part, you know, the part of — how shall I say, I don’t know.“

—  Samuel Beckett

The End (1946)
Contexto: I knew it would soon be the end, so I played the part, you know, the part of — how shall I say, I don’t know.

„I was not made for the great light that devours, a dim lamp was all I had been given, and patience without end, to shine it on the empty shadows.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Molloy

Molloy (1951)
Contexto: I was not made for the great light that devours, a dim lamp was all I had been given, and patience without end, to shine it on the empty shadows. I was a solid in the midst of other solids.

„Can it be we are not free? It might be worth looking into.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Molloy

Molloy (1951)
Contexto: All the things you would do gladly, oh without enthusiasm, but gladly, all the things there seems no reason for your not doing, and that you do not do! Can it be we are not free? It might be worth looking into.

„Living souls, you will see how alike they are.“

—  Samuel Beckett

The Expelled (1946)
Contexto: I don’t know why I told this story. I could just as well have told another. Perhaps some other time I’ll be able to tell another. Living souls, you will see how alike they are.

„Watch wound and buried by the watchmaker, before he died, whose ruined works will one day speak of God, to the worms.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Molloy

Molloy (1951)
Contexto: My life, my life, now I speak of it as of something over, now as of a joke which still goes on, and it is neither, for at the same time it is over and it goes on, and is there any tense for that? Watch wound and buried by the watchmaker, before he died, whose ruined works will one day speak of God, to the worms.

„For had I been able to conceive something worse than what I had I would have known no peace until I got it, if I know anything about myself.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Molloy

Molloy (1951)
Contexto: Anything worse than what I do, without knowing what, or why, I have never been able to conceive, and that doesn’t surprise me, for I never tried. For had I been able to conceive something worse than what I had I would have known no peace until I got it, if I know anything about myself.

„They didn’t say in so many words that I was as well as I would ever be, but that was the implication.“

—  Samuel Beckett

The End (1946)
Contexto: I didn’t feel well, but they told me I was well enough. They didn’t say in so many words that I was as well as I would ever be, but that was the implication.

„I simply do not know, perhaps shall never know.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Molloy

Molloy (1951)
Contexto: What I assert, deny, question, in the present, I still can. But mostly I shall use the various tenses of the past. For mostly I do not know, it is perhaps no longer so, it is too soon to know, I simply do not know, perhaps shall never know.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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